You do not need to be a sex worker to be involved. You just need to care.
See You At Thomas Paine Plaza On Sunday Afternoon December 17th, 2017
Celebration Of Life Expressed In the Form Of An Artistic Mindful Memorial Vigil 3 – 5
THANK YOU to everyone who braved the storm for the 2016 D/17 at Thomas Paine Plaza. Your participation added light and love to the day. THANK YOU – including though not limited – to: The Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, ELS, Erotic Service Providers Union (ESPU-Philly), The ESPLER Project, Food Not Bombs, Global Women’s Strike, New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance, Philadelphia Red Umbrella Alliance, Project SAFE, SWOP Behind Bars, SWOP USA, US Pros Collective and our amazingly supportive, awesome local community allies. Respect. Love.
In its 2015 Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights, the State Department affirmed the 2010 United Nations Recommendation #86, stating, “We agree that no one should face violence or discrimination in access to public services based on sexual orientation or their status as a person in prostitution,” and we call upon the States to do likewise. There are numerous instances of state laws and regulations that still discriminate against our community. (ESPLER Project)
Note: Kind people have asked about donations. At this time we are not asking for money. We are only asking that people care; and find ways to create sustainable solutions to the stigma & violence that survivors and workers currently encounter.
We are considering the benefits of setting up a nonprofit or research-oriented social club for PHL D/17. Right now the remembrance vigil is something we feel compelled to share in since the violence has touched us all.